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Associate Director - Office of Federal and Regional Affairs (OFRA)

Company: Mayor's Office of Talent and Appointments
Location: Washington
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

Associate Director - Office of Federal and Regional Affairs (OFRA) Office of Federal and Regional Affairs (OFRA) Open Date: March 30, 2023 Excepted Service, Grade 6 - Salary of selected candidate will be$94,430 Current District of Columbia residents will receive priority and advanced preference for screening andinterviews. The Bowser Administration seeks qualified candidates to serve as Associate Director in the Office of Federal and Regional Affairs (OFRA). The Office of Federal and Regional Affairs (OFRA) serves as the liaison to federal agencies, regional state partners and advises the Mayor on key issues with regional partners and on Capitol Hill. The Associate Director will helpto guide and develop strategies, policies and programs benefiting the District of Columbia. CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Workwith the Senior Advisor and Director of OFRA, serve as the District of Columbia's advocate on federal and/or congressionalissues.
  • Conducts in-depth research and analysis of legislative issues and alternatives, including best practice surveys, assessment of the needs for competing proposals, and options for action.
  • Managing relationships with external stakeholders
  • Prepares and reviews a variety of sensitive and complex reports.
  • Reviews critical legislative correspondence and special requests for information prior to submission to the supervisor.
  • Completes projects and assignments which facilitate important policy and procedure decisions, as well as policy and procedure development, formulation, and implementation.
  • Ensures proper preparation of all information, materials, documents, and reports before approval of the Director.
  • Keeps abreast of changes in job-related statutes, laws, and business trends.
  • Assist with the office's public relations program, which includes writing for public appearances and public speaking.
  • Contributes to the development and maintenanceof a built-in system of data collection and analysis to provide monthly official evaluations.
  • Serve as a liaison to federal and regional partners, offices and agencies.
  • Establish linkages with Congressional offices to assist developing strategies and programs to benefit the District of Columbia. EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATION
    • The successful candidate will have 3-5years documented experience working within organizations or federal, state, or localgovernments in similarregions, including the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.
    • Preferred direct government relations at the local, state and federal level, including experience working with the offices of elected officals.
    • Documented experience working in Congressional affairs.
    • Must possess excellent writing and speaking skills and excel in high paced environments. If you are interested in this role, please upload your resume and answer the questionnaire. Only the candidates deemed most suited for the position based on resume will receive a call to schedule further discussions. DOMICILE REQUIREMENT: There is a legal requirement that each new appointee to the Excepted and Executive Service either: (1) be domiciled in the District of Columbia at the time of appointment; or (2) establish District domicile within one hundred eighty (180) days of appointment. The law also requires that Excepted and Executive Service employees maintain District domicile during the period of the appointment. Failure to maintain District domicile during the period of the appointment will result in forfeiture of employment. This position is an excepted service appointment in the District of Columbia government, and requires residency in the District within 180 days of hire. There are no exceptions to this requirement.

      Please check here to acknowledge this requirement and your intention to comply if you are the selected candidate.* SALARY RANGE
      The salary range and/or specific salary for this position is posted in the introduction. Where a specific salary is listed, extended offers will be for that exact amount.

      Where a range is listed, negations will not go beyond the range.

      Please acknowledge your have reviewed this section.* Ethical considerations

      Have you ever been investigated, disciplined, or cited for a breach of ethics for unprofessional conduct by, or been the subject of a civil complaint before a court, administrative agency, professional association, disciplinary committee, or other professional group? If so, please explain.* Ethical Considerations

      Do you have any outstanding civil liability for taxes, fees, or other payments to the District, federal, or other state or local governments, either contested or uncontested? If so, please explain and provide documentation of attempts to pay the amount owed or to resolve the disputed claim.* Are you currently an employee of the District of Columbia government?* If yes, what Agency and position? Are you currently an Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner (ANC)?* In which ward of Washington, DC do you currently reside?* REQUIRED BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE:
      Please indicate how your background and experience meets the minimum job requirements outlined in THIS job description. Please be specific, pointing to SPECIFIC experiences you on your resume that meet the requirements outlined in the job description.* BOWSER ADMINISTRATION - APPOINTED POSITION
      This position is an appointed role in the Bowser Administration. Please describe why you're interested in being appointed by Mayor Bowser to a role in the Administration.* LEADING DC'S COMEBACK
      Please describe why you're interested in applying for THIS job in the Bowser Administration, AND how you will use it to help lead DC's comeback.* REFERENCES
      Please list references who can substantiate your work experience (include first and last name, phone number, and email)* PROVIDE A CAREER SNAPSHOT
      Please attach a brief biographical statement that outlines your professional history, experiences and education.*

Keywords: Mayor's Office of Talent and Appointments, Washington DC , Associate Director - Office of Federal and Regional Affairs (OFRA), Executive , Washington, DC

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